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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 29, 2007 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A review of a show from 1976 inspired by William Tell

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-07-17.menke.minches.18389.sbeok.shnf

Yesterday WT asked a question regarding twin shows so I thought I would listen to a show that was part of a run with a more famous show. Since we had a few threads over the last couple days about 7-18-76, i decided to listen to the show the night before. These are not exactly twins as it appears to have been about a week long run at the Orpheum.

Overall the show is not as good as the next night monster but like so many other shows overshadowed by a next night monster, this one is damn good. Like 7-18 it also has plenty of unique features:

One The Promised Land [4:12] ; Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:18] % Mama Tried [2:43] % Deal [4:43] % New Minglewood Blues [4:47] % Peggy-O [8:37] % Big River [6:01] % Sugaree [11:13] % Johnny B. Goode [4:17]

Two Samson And Delilah [7:16] % Comes A Time [7:48] > Jam [6:53] > The Other One Jam [0:23] > Drums [1:37] > The Other One [5:46] (2) > Space [10:09] > Eyes Of The World [6:49] > Jam [7:26] (1) > The Other One [3:42] (3) > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:22] > One More Saturday Night [5:24]
Encore U.S. Blues [6:47] ; Not Fade Away [14:21]

The first set is nice but not spectacular. Most notable for me is the long Peggy-O a pretty cool Minglewood and nice Sugaree. The second set is where most of the fun is. After a nice Samson to get the blood flowing comes a long Comes a Time with a unique outro jam. At first it appears the band is headed towards Eyes but the mood suddenly changes and now it feels like a TOO. In the end it goes to a brief drums and then TOO. Phil drives the TOO home however the jam after the first lyrics becomes more like space then TOO and then we finally make it to the Eyes that sounded like it might be coming before TOO. The Eyes is okay, there are no bad ones imo, just good ones, great ones and fantastic ones, this one is good. After the final lyrics we get another unique and some what confusing jam. This is not the stronger than dirt jam at the end of pre-break eyes although Keith is playing a somewhat repetitive theme that kinda sounds like it. However the guitars will have none of that and a unique guitar jam ensues. After a while it is clear that we are headed to GDTRFB, everyone is playing it, everyone but Jerry. He decides that he would like to return to TOO and what Jerry wants... However Jerry plays nice with his friends and they do finally get to GDTRFB which is nice. Keith high in the mix. Set ends with OMSN.

Another unique aspect of this show is the double encore of over 20 min. Nice US Blues and jammed out NFA to end the night.

Thanks to amosearle and sdh for discussing 7-18 and WT for his twin post.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 29, 2007 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A review of a show from 1976 inspired by William Tell

What is the World coming to? Reviews of a show I attended, BUT in the wrong era? WTF?

Oh well, might as well just go with the flow...

Somehow, 76 just doesn't stand out in my mind as the best of the yrs I saw the boys. But, I will pull out the old copies of this one to give it a listen for the sake of Elbow.

Thanks for the post.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 29, 2007 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A review of a show from 1976 inspired by William Tell

how funny is that? Well, if you do give it a listen i hope you enjoy it.

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Poster: darkstarron Date: Nov 29, 2007 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A review of a show from 1976 inspired by William Tell

Actually 1976 was a very interesting year. it was right after their year off and they came back with new songs and ideas. For instance, I enjoy Mission in the Rain, the Wheel and Crazy Fingers. There is a lot of Grateful Dead music over the years. Listen to it and choose what you like. Feel free to be as picky as you wish.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 29, 2007 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A review of a show from 1976 inspired by William Tell

There you have me...I have admitted it before; Dire's love, Peggy-O, and both of ours, Crazy Fingers, were two great songs I had the chance to witness a number of times.

Thanks for the reminder.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 29, 2007 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A review of a show from 1976 inspired by William Tell

No arguments here, however I think the Missions done by JGB in 76 were much better than the Dead versions. Maybe this was a song that benefitted by having only one drummer and one guitar.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Nov 29, 2007 5:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A review of a show from 1976 inspired by William Tell

I wasn't seeing the Dead in '76. I was working mostly on Boy Scouts and sports and getting interested in girls at the skating rink.

I like '76 as a transitional period before the fabled '77 where they sound different and where they have made changes after the time off... I'm coming out of a long 72-74 phase and getting to know this sound more. I like the energetic yet laid back feel. They slow some things down, but not yet at a lethargic tempo like some later years.